All this week, a plethora of emotions have been running through me such as excitement, nervousness, happiness and being scared. Sometimes before I leave on a trip whether it’s domestic or international I have pre-travel jitters, which puts me on edge. I’m a worrier and I worry myself over the smallest things. I’m working on trying to not sweat the small things and just live in the present. Even though I’m nervous and scared, I’m very excited. I cannot believe that I am actually going to Germany. Sometimes I want to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming. I’ve blessed to be given this opportunity to partake in a different culture while learning and observing an education system in a different country. As a teacher candidate, I enjoy exploring different methods when it comes to teaching. It keeps me grounded and open minded in wanting to educate students of all different types of backgrounds and finding a method that works best for them. I believe that I will be to bring back what I have learned in Germany and somehow incorporate that into my instructional strategies when it I have my own classroom.
As I’m writing this, it is really dawning on me that I will I be in Germany this time next week meeting my host family. Wow this is really happening!